The wine map of France

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With its 7 wine regions, France boasts an incredibly varied range of wines. There is something for everyone thanks to the multitude of terroirs with different grape varieties. The gold standard of French wines with regional roots, Maison Calvet has continued to share its passion since 1818 by revealing the wealth of these terroirs.

Bordeaux: a terroir of grand crus

With 110,000 hectares of vines and its 65 AOPs, Bordeaux is the leading export region for appellation wines. This exceptional wine region is recognised worldwide for the refinement, elegance and complexity of its wines. Its legendary wines include Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, with its unique character.

The Rhône valley and its characterful wines

The Rhône valley is the second-largest wine region in France, spanning 6 French departments. Maison Calvet has selected the most representative names in the region from this map of wine, renowned for their generosity and assertive character.

The wine region of Grande Bourgogne: home to inimitable wines

Burgundy offers a wonderful geographic variation of crus, ranging from dry, white Chablis with a mineral quality to the whites and reds of the Côte d’Or. On the French wine map, Burgundy represents about 4% of French vineyards with protected designation and boasts some of the most sought-after wines.

With its 14,500 hectares, the Beaujolais region is divided into two. The 10 Beaujolais grand crus are located in the north with their granite terroirs, while most of the Beaujolais and Beaujolais-Villages are produced in the south.

The Loire Valley and its noble wines

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Loire Valley offers a wide variety of wines and a true wealth of architectural heritage. The third largest wine region in France, its wines are renowned for their freshness, the elegance of the fruit and the liveliness of their finish on the palate.

Alsace: the historic stronghold of the Helfrich family

With its famous wine route running through it, the Alsace wine region spans 15,000 hectares and boasts a mosaic like none other in the world. This geological diversity gives Alsace wines a world-renowned palette of aromas and flavours. The grape varieties are known for their distinctive style, finesse and purity.

The Languedoc-Roussillon wine region

With 230,000 hectares and 28 AOPs, Languedoc-Roussillon is the largest wine region in France and one of the biggest in the world. Originally from the Languedoc, Maison Calvet offers quality wines that are acclaimed for their opulence and richness thanks to the exceptional sunshine of the region.

Provence: where delicacy meets southern sensuality

Provence is another key element of the map of southern wines Specialising in fruity and generous rosé wines, the Provençal wine region also produces powerful, structured red grape varieties and delicate whites.

— Monday 27 November 2023 by Olivier